August 30, 2016

August 18, 2016

Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million civil penalty and to stop selling and to buy back and destroy illegal devices that increase air pollution from their motorcycles and to sell only models of these devices that are certified to meet Clean Air Act emissions standards.  The company also agreed to spend $3 million to mitigate air pollution through a project to replace conventional woodstoves with cleaner-burning stoves in local communities.  According to the government, Harley-Davidson manufactured and sold approximately 340,000 illegal devices, known as “super tuners,” that caused motorcycles to emit higher amounts of certain air pollutants than what the company certified to EPA.  DOJ

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